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Lower Allen to seek extension on Wal-Mart plan
The Lower Allen Township Board of Commissioners on Monday night is expected to accept an extension of the approval deadline for Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s plan to build its next Cumberland County store.
The deadline for the commissioners to approve or reject Arkansas-based Wal-Mart's preliminary plan is March 31, but commissioners last week said they wanted to hear back from federal regulators before they voted.
Wal-Mart this week offered a deadline extension to April 30, said Dan Flint, the township engineer and community development director. The commissioners would have to make a decision, or again extend the deadline, by the last meeting of the month on April 23, he said.
Wal-Mart has proposed an 88,000-square-foot store at a former car dealership at 3400 Hartzdale Drive across from the Capitol City Mall. Part of the store's road structures would fall in the Cedar Run flood plain unless Wal-Mart gets map revisions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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